Education and Training

Education plays a critical role in the growth and development in the industry and society as a whole. As industries continue to evolve, it becomes increasingly important for individuals to obtain the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in the workforce. Education allows for greater opportunities in career advancement, higher salaries, and job security. With the ever-changing job market, continuous education and skill development is crucial to remain competitive. Whether it’s through formal education, vocational training, or apprenticeships, investing in education is investing in one’s future.

Take advantage of the Building Industry Educational opportunities by becoming a member today!

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Other Local Opportunities

  • Pre-Apprenticeship program at NIC
  • Apprenticeship program at NIC
  • Build Across America
  • Monthly Member Training
  • Free community classes
  • 3D Printers
  • State Certified Master Builder

Local Education and Training Opportunities

For those interested in continuing their education or improving job skills, the North Idaho Building Contractors Association (NIBCA) offers a variety of professional classes. These classes cover a wide range of topics relevant to the construction industry, such as safety protocols, blueprint reading, and project management. However, one particularly exciting addition to the NIBCA program in 2023 is the introduction of 3D printing classes. With membership access to 3D printers at NIBCA, individuals can gain hands-on experience utilizing this cutting-edge technology. The ability to create three-dimensional objects using digital designs opens up a whole new world of possibilities for the construction industry and beyond.

Other Local Opportunities

  • Pre-Apprenticeship program at NIC
  • Apprenticeship program at NIC
  • Careers in Construction Day
  • Monthly Member Training
  • Free community classes
  • 3D Printers
  • State Certified Master Builder

Student Chapter

For those who are interested in pursuing a career in home building or related industries, joining a student chapter of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) can provide countless opportunities for growth and education. These chapters often offer scholarships for members to help ease the financial burden of higher education, as well as opportunities to participate in relevant competitions that test students’ knowledge and skills. Additionally, student members have the chance to connect and work with local professionals and experts in the field, gaining valuable insights and experience. Whether you are just starting out or looking to expand your knowledge and network, joining a student chapter of the NAHB can be an excellent way to achieve your goals.

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Pet Parade of Homes

The Pet Parade of Homes is a unique event that combines education, creativity, and furry companions. This event is an opportunity for students in grades K-12 to showcase their design and building skills by creating homes for their beloved pets. Participants are required to follow a rubric that outlines specific requirements for their homes, including materials used, functionality, and aesthetic appeal. Judges will evaluate each home based on the rubric and award prizes to the top entries. This event encourages students to engage in STEM education and exercise their creativity while bonding with their pets.

National Education Opportunities

As a building professional, it can be challenging to find the time to attend courses, seminars, and workshops that can help you stay up-to-date on the latest technologies, regulations, and cost-effective business practices. That’s where NAHB’s virtual learning opportunities come in. These online courses are designed to be flexible and accessible, so you can participate when it’s convenient for you and at your own pace. With a range of topics and formats, there’s sure to be an online course that fits your needs and interests.

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is a professional trade association that represents the interests of home builders, remodelers, and other industry professionals in the United States. With a focus on promoting quality, affordable housing, the NAHB provides a range of resources including educational opportunities to help its members succeed in their businesses and careers.

One of the key benefits of NAHB’s online courses is their affordability. Unlike in-person courses and events, which often require travel and other expenses, online courses are priced competitively and can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection. This makes them an ideal choice for busy professionals who want to continue their education and stay current in their field.

In addition to their flexibility and affordability, NAHB’s online courses offer a range of features designed to enhance the learning experience. These include interactive exercises, discussion forums, and expert instruction from some of the most respected professionals in the industry. Whether you’re looking to build your skills, expand your knowledge, or simply stay up-to-date on the latest trends and best practices, NAHB’s online courses are a smart choice for any building professional.